Catherine Creaney is a self-taught artist working primarily in portraiture in oil, pastel and pencil in a realist style. Her work focuses on subtle expressions and lighting to convey the inner world and story of the sitter. She has exhibited throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe and has won multiple awards for her work including: The ESB Keating Award and Silver Medal for an outstanding art work at the 185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition and First Place in the Artist’s Magazine All-Media Online Competition (2014). She won The Drawing Prize and The Rowel Friers Perpetual Trophy at the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition twice. She has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize, Dublin (2016). She has been awarded the don niccolo d'ardia caracciolo award at the Royal Hibernian Annual Exhibition, Dublin, The Henri Roche Award and The People's Choice Award at The First International Pastel Exhibition, Rome (2017). She won the People's Choice Award at The Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast and the Portrait Prize at the National Open Art, London (2018). She has been commissioned by the Office of Public Works in Ireland to create a portrait of the Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny (2018). In 2019 Catherine has been involved in creating a portrait for the Women on Walls Campaign. Being one of six artists commissioned to create a series of portraits of historical female leaders in medicine to be displayed in the Boardroom of the RCSI Dublin. Most recently she has won the Jim Naughton/TileStyle Bursary for Artists at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2019 to fund a new series of portraits highlighting the important contributions of Carers.